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have former player and wade davis, former player. atlanta here in new york respectively. welcome to both of you. wade davis, let me begin with you. this is personal. you played for the titans and -- >> i played cornerback. >> same position. when you heart his remarks, did it surprise you, his tone? >> for did sort of surprise me. i was deeply saddened. i thought we moved a little further ahead in the conversation. i thought that guys would think a little bit before they spoke. i think the fact that he was talking to a comedian, he was trying to be a little funny. it came out horrific and inflammatoryy and i believe he understands the harm his words caused. >> wade davis, this is personal for you because you came out officially in a publication in june of last year. you finished playing back in 2004. why didn't you come out while you were playing? >> i didn't come out because i grew up with the ideology that i could never be a gay athlete from the time i was 7 years old plag playing a game of football. i thought my sexuality and the game of football didn't mix. i'm trying now to t
. taking a look at the temperatures. this is extreme weather. it's 70 degrees in atlanta. 28 in kansas city. up here, temperatures are well below zero again. that's not wind chill. that's air temperature. cold and warm never like to clash. doesn't matter what season it is. when they touch each other, when there is a big enough cold front you can always get the threat of tornadoes. >> where do we think the threat is going? >> the cells are ahead of the line moving through alabama into georgia. atlanta will be affected in the next two, three hour. maybe less if a storm pops up not on radar at this point. the storms are rotating, so the storm itself is going around. the back of the storm becomes a meso cyclone or a low pressure system. if you are in the tornado watch box buy an app for the smartphone, get an old weather radio. keep it on if you are in the warm zone. in the cold zone, you're clear. you may get snow. if you walk outside and go, man, it's hot today. why is it hot? if you're saying that, you are in the danger zone. >> i said it this morning. it's warm in atlanta. we'll watch and w
. a woman and her two children fled to their attic in atlanta last week as a man with a crowbar forced his way into their home. she took a loaded .38 revolver with her. she called her husband at work who called 911. the intruder forced his way into the house, broke through two more locked doors and eventually discovered the woman and her kids. her husband on the phone with the 911 operator described what happened next. >> she shot him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. >> okay. >> shoot him again. shoot him. oh, no. >> joining me now is sheriff joe chapman of walton county, georgia, outside atlanta where the incident happened. sheriff, thank you very much for joining us here tonight. this woman fired all six bullets hitting the suspect five times. he survived. he's now in the hospital. did she do the right thing? >> absolutely. without any question she did. >> yeah. and some say that she may have needed more firepower. what do you think? >> well, i've heard all the debates and what i would have done, what she should have done, what kind of ammunition she should ha
. the atlanta falcons kick a game-winning field goal in the final seconds defeating the seattle seahawks 30-28. atlanta advancing to the conference championship game next sunday against san francisco. meanwhile, tom brady led new england to a 41-28 win over the houston texans. the patriots play baltimore in the afc championship game. >>> well, it's 30 days since the massacre at that elementary school in connecticut and just two days until the vice president and his task force make public their ideas to put the brakes on gun violence. listen to some of the voices from both lawmakers and gun rights lobbyists. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> when a president takes all of the power of his office, he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is this they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through. >> let's be
fled to their attic in atlanta last week as a man with a crowbar forced his way into their home. she took a loaded .38 revolver with her. she called her husband at work who called 911. the intruder forced his way into the house, broke through two more locked doors and eventually discovered the woman and her kids. her husband on the phone with the 911 operator described what happened next. >> she shot him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. >> okay. >> shoot him again. shoot him. oh, no. >> joining me now is sheriff joe chapman of walton county, georgia, outside atlanta where the incident happened. sheriff, thank you very much for joining us here tonight. this woman fired all six bullets hitting the suspect five times. he survived. he's now in the hospital. did she do the right thing? >> absolutely. without any question she did. >> yeah. and some say that she may have needed more firepower. what do you think? >> well, i've heard all the debates and what i would have done, what she should have done, what kind of ammunition she should have used, she done what sh
to pennsylvania. among the hardest-hit spots, georgia, about 60 miles north of atlanta. a news crew for wsb witnessed a dramatic tornado touchdown. >> we could see circulation in the clouds right here. it looks like a tornado right near downtown cartersville at this moment. going towards i-75. again, a tornado. >> some more on what that twister left behind in a moment. so one person died as did a man in tennessee who we now know is 47-year-old vernon hartsell. he was killed when a tree fell on to a shed that he was inside. miguel marquez has more on the devastation and the cleanup. what can you tell us? >> good morning. we're not very far from where that man died. apparently a tree fell on a mobile home he was in. that's where he was killed. this is a storm that packed a 1,000 mile punch. >> we can see circulation in the clouds. >> reporter: a reporter from atlanta affiliate wsb caught one twister as it touched down. >> towards i-75. >> reporter: in its path, utter destruction. this is main street in adairsville, tornado tornado. you can see devastation on that side of the street. the truck
with the high right to the northeast of us. if you have travel plans today, the east coast, including atlanta over towards d.c., maybe even new york, a few delays possible with some rain. even some heavier rain at times as well. >> i love how this guy did this. this went on throughout the entire morning show as they scrambled to get computers back up and running. he even made graphics of the changing forecast of his mood. >> this is how i felt this morning. this is how i felt when i realized i could draw everything, and when i realized we're finally getting the computers back, this is how i feel right now. >> i like the hair color. >> well, i had to utilize the blue highlighter. >> finally, after an hour and a half, the computer was finally fixed. but the question is would it work? >> see if it works. ready? go back to weather one. >> there it is! >> we got it. >> excellent. >> thank you to everybody involved this morning. >> i like yours better. >> i got to say, i kind of like the hand drawn ones better myself. it kind of makes me want to set up a pictionary game between that guy and chad my
next year. >> i want to talk a little bit about atlanta, because i have dual citizenship, i live in baltimore and i live in atlanta. that was also an astounding game, that was a fantastic game. so has atlanta finally put all the naysayers to rest? i mean they have proven they can win in playoffs, right? >> they did win and it was very exciting, it's interesting, though, they have opened up as t the underdogs in this game. atlanta fans are very happy this morning, i get a lot of tweets and a lot of e-mails, and it's true, this was a big-time show me game, everybody was waiting for the falcons to do this. >> then they almost gave the game right back, and it another physical testimony, the 49ers to have to travel across the country. ultimately this team is no joke, you saw co you -- he ran the option that destroyed the packers. >> i can't wait -- aaron, thank you so much. thank you for joining me. i'm carol cosell low, cnn newsroom continues right now with wolf blitzer. >>> hello, everyone, i'm wolf blitzer in washington, we want to welcome you to our special coverage leading into p
was taken at florida atlanta university saying shame on you too, fau to have someone like this on your payroll. i can assure you the events unfolded exactly how reported. the violent death of 26 people and 20 children. >>> tonight at 10:00 eastern, we are looking at the new gun control measures expected to be put forward by the white house, we will talk about members of congress, a former law enforcement officer and a survivor of columbine. a mother, home being burglarized and she shoots the intruder, he survives. now the gun rights supporters a are using the case to show why americans should have high weapons. >>> a lot of people across the united states are sick this evening and i mean a lot of people. the cdc said bottom line, it's flu season, but this epidemic is hitting us hard and hitting us wide, nearly the entire nations reporting wide-spread flu activity and while it's small comfort to people like me who are dealing with the flu symptoms, the number of cases seem to be dropping. i spoke with a doctor who specializes in diseases, here is our conversation. >> the flu vaccine, al
la squid. >>> i'm drew griffin at the cnn world headquarters here in atlanta. >>> flu shot scramble. there is a run on vaccine on spots with an outbreak gripping the nation. >>> one day later. a painful decision awaits the community of newtown, connecticut. >>> a golden upset. did you watch? the surprise winner of best picture, "argo." >> argo, wean yourself. >> i haven't seen it yet. >> it's good. >> welcome to early start. i'm zorida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. >>> the cdc says the only state spared widespread flu is california, hawaii and mississippi. in new york, getting a flu shot is tougher and tougher. there is a run on the vaccine at some pharmacies and urging care centers since governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency. elizabeth cohen joins us now. what do health officials mean when they use the word epidemic? >> it gets very technical. i'll boil it down here. basically, people are getting sick and dying from the flu in certain numbers. when those numbers get high enough, we call it an epidemic. i personally don't really care that much about that word.
through. >>> a quick update from the nfl. the atlanta falcons blew a 20-point lead against the seattle seahawks today, but did pull out a victory anyway. atlanta's matt briant kikted a last-second field goal to give the falcons a win. atlanta advancing to the conference championship game next weekend against san francisco. the winner goes to the super bowl to take on the afc champion. >>> it is 30 days since the massacre at that elementary school in connecticut. two days until the vice president and his task force make public their ideas to put breaks on gun violence. listen to some of the voices today from both lawmakers and gun rights lobbyists. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> when a president takes all of the power of his office if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions. you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is th
in atlanta this morning. victor, i know you have some other news as well, this morning. >> i do, randi, are you bundled up out there? >> i sure am. trying to keep warm. a balmy 38. >> 38 degrees. all right, randi. we'll check back in a moment. >>> let's start with the first interview with manti te'o. he spoke with espn off-camera about the girlfriend hoax we've all been reading about this week. he opened up about how he got sucked in and denied he was part of it. he also explained why he lied to his family about the girl he never actually met. listen. >> i could say that in the entire 2 1/2 hours that we spoke, he was completely composed, self-assured, he betrayed no nervousness, he had maybe full command of the story suggests that it's a story rather than the truth, but he had a full command of everything that i posed. >> te'o told espn that a man named ronaiah tuiasosopo admitted to being behind this tweet. he showed him an apology reportedly from tuiasosopo. we went to his home in california, but the person who answered the door did not comment. joining me now on the phone is our ga
students met in atlanta to push a global movement to end it. jim clancy tells us about their cause. >> reporter: more than 60,000 young christians from around the country and around the world held candles aloft in the frosty air. their own faces shined back at them from a massive cube set up outside the georgia dome. faces of those who have pledged to light up the world and put an end to human trafficking in their lifetimes. >> slavery is trapped in dark places all over the world. it's trapped here in atlanta. in the shadows. it's in the shadows in mumbai india. it's in the shadows in cam bode yo. it's in the shadows around the world in brothels and factories. 60,000 students are going to shine a light on slavery. >> reporter: for many a journey of the christian faith one that brings them to the passion conference to worship, pray, and learn. for the past two years, they've been focusing on the unholy scourge of sexual slavery and forced labor. the 27 million victims, the billions of dollars churned out, by robbing men, women, and children of their freedom. these young men and wome
games. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start" weekend. no end in sight. the latest on the national flu epidemic. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden. >> yeah. >> her confidence. >>> washington may be less popular than cockroaches, but, man, can they sell movies. how hollywood has turned government paper pushes into blockbuster action stars. >>> do you have a cat? well, he's probably trying to kill you. author matthew inman explains the theory behind his very funny best-selling book. >>> it is sunday, january 13th, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >>> we start this morning with your health and the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. the vast majority of the nation reporting widespread flu activity. more than 100 people have died this season. in new york state, governor andrew cuomo has declared a public health emergency because of the flu. he issued the order yesterday. gives pharmacists the ability to vaccinate children as young as six months. the state's health commissioner describes the increases in cases new york has seen th
into a populated part of georgia at this time. here's atlanta. rome, georgia, right there. there is the circulation of this storm about to move over i-75 but not quite yet. let me show you why i am so concerned with this storm. there's the town right there. this is a signature of a tornado on the ground. this is wind coming and wind going and that circulation right through here is headed right into adaresville, georgia. we have watches all of the way from pittsburgh because we had wind damage there all of the way south to tornado warnings possible down to mobile, alabama. a widespread system. make sure you have your noaa weather radio on. buy the app for your phone that will warn you if the warning is where you are right now. very dangerous day today. we'll keep you advised. >> this is really surprising. did you say adaresville? >> yes. >> other places that could end up in the same predicament within the next few hours? >> a big squall line to the west. we call it a squall line because it's all lined up in a row. you typically don't get tornado warnings along a line of storms. when you get a couple
of ray lewis almost ended 13 years ago, outside the cobalt lounge nightclub in atlanta. just hours after the 2000 super bowl. a fight breaks out, and when the dust settles, jason baker and richard lawler are stabbed to death and left in the street. ray lewis and two friends are charged with murder. what unfolded next is a mesmerizing saga, and the truth is as elusive as ever as you're about to see. >> i have not been back to this area since that incident happened. >> reporter: this is the first time that reggie oakly talked about it since that night. oakley has written a book which he is eager to sell. >> from my point of view, it was self-defense. >> reporter: oakley says they were leaving the club when the group started to fight. there was a champagne bottle broken over oakley's head. then there was mayhem. >> i had no idea anybody got stabbed. >> so you didn't stab him? >> no i didn't stab him. >> so how did he end up with the stab wounds if you're the one fighting him? >> you have to read the book to find out. >> reporter: after the fight, lewis and his entourage piled in his limo an
atlanta university tomorrow. he says he knows that there's going to be another black president. i'm going to talk to him about that and an historic event such as the inauguration makes you wonder in the time you should be? are some people predestined to be born and do the things they are supposed to be doing? i'll talk to deepak chopra about that. all right, guys? i will be back in a moment. >>> welcome barks everyone, to our special coverage of the 57th presidential inaugural. president barack obama made history, sworn in for his second term as president in a private white house ceremony. the president will be sworn in again tomorrow in a public ceremony. protocol dictates that went inaugural day falls on sunday, another public swearing is held the next day. the vice president was also sworn in today at the naval observatory, the vice president official residence. he was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. >>> martin luther king jr. was honored during a wreath-laying ceremony, happened at the king memorial here on the national mall. tomorrow's presidential inauguration coincides with th
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to miguel marquez, he's 60 miles north of atlanta. miguel, we saw the picture here of this tornado. tell me what you're seeing on the ground right now. >> a wide swath of damage through adairsville, it looks like, for the most part. there is a hotel that has been shredded by this storm. there is a plant that makes heavy machinery shredded by this tornado. there are several businesses along the adairsville highway, just off i-75 that have been damaged. there are power lines down throughout the area. trees are down, smashed into cars, trailers overturned, trailers damaged as well. we have seen a couple of neighborhoods where there is fairly significant damage to trailer homes. not clear where that person died, but it is not very far from where i am right now. it is still raining very hard here. the rain has been consistent. it has let up just a little bit. the other thing that is interesting, we left atlanta about 45 minutes ago, maybe an hour ago. the temperature was about 66 degrees there. it has dropped to 58 here. we're getting into the zone where the temperature changes and it is a dange
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the lounge in atlanta. a fight breaks out and when the dust settles, two men are stabbed to death left in the street. ray louis and two friends are charged with murder. what unfolded next is a mesmerizing saga. >> i haven't been back to this area since the incident happened. >> this is the first time reginald oakley has talked on camera. he has written a book which he is eager to sell. >> i think it was self defense. >> the victims started arguing with the group and baker broke a champagne bottle over his head. and then it was mayhem. >> so you didn't stab them? >> i didn't. >> how did he end up with stab wounds if you were fighting him. >> hey, you have to read the book to find out. >> and they piled into the limo and sped off. >> i was never clear about how they fight two guys and two end up dead. no one is ever convicted and how did they end up with stab wounds? is. >> you end up with stab wounds what does that mean? somebody stabbed you. right. >> so who could have stabbed you? >> you have to read the book and find out if i know it or not. >> you have to read the book and find out.
, sleet and black ice posing a threat from the mid south to the northeast. jennifer joins us from atlanta. >> you have the rain there, but we're still talking about freezing rain affecting the tennessee valley as well as the lower mississippi valley. the radar is lighting up with rain. you can see the wintry mix. as we zoom in for you, for areas like eastern tennessee as well as into kentucky, you'll be dealing with that wintry mix. we are seeing thing things clearing out to the west and down towards the south, including parts of alabama as well as into georgia, including atlanta. heavy rainfall some of these locations we're talking another one to two inches of rainfall. up to the north, snow is going to be the big story. we're already getting that report for areas like new york as well as into central parts of connecticut as well as into pennsylvania. as we help you time this out for you, for the ice storm warning, it will really come to an end about 6:00 a.m. central time for areas including parts of the lower mississippi valley. and for regions like pittsburgh as well as into parts of
towards mississippi and even alabama, tornado watches are in effect until about 4:00 p.m., even in atlanta as a couple cells developed ahead of the squall lines. we'll watch the severe weather threat through the evening. the jet stream is slowly starting to lift off to the northeast but nonetheless this severe weather threat will stay with us straight through the evening hours. we'll look at severe weather from the mid-atlantic regions down through the southeast. this is not just going to be an event with isolated tornadoes. we have a lot of straight line winds out there, strong gusts, even 105-mile-per-hour wind reported east of nashville this morning and the flooding threat as we continue to see these heavy rains. >> indra petersons, thanks so much. >>> deer, antler spray, a banned substance? who knew. according to "sports illustrated" ray lewis not only knew but used the substance to heal faster. apparently there is a banned substance made from deer antlers that stimulates muscle growth. lewis tore his triceps in october, an injury so serious it could have ended his season. "sports illu
and snowing across parts of michigan and wisconsin. the biggest threat of severe weather is still from atlanta and southeast ward. that's where the tornado potentially is right now and maybe even up into the piedmont of north carolina and virginia. the big story is how all of this happened. atlanta, 70 degrees today, now down to 63, as miguel said. it is is cooling down. it's 10 degrees below zero in minot, north dakota. with windchill and heat index, it's even more sublime than that. topeka kansas has gone down 38 degrees where philadelphia was up. by this morning the cold air down in past the 24 hours and atlanta is getting cooler. st. louis is 34 degrees cooler than it was. part of the up and down of the jet stream is the energy between the cold and the warm. it is 80 and the feels like temperature in key west, it feels like 806789 the feels like wind temperature in minot is a negative 34. that's 114 degrees difference across the continental u.s., wolf. >> even here in the nation's capital, washington, d.c., was in the 20s and got in the 50s and 60s. it's going up and down. what's happening
they're right. >> the film is set to debut in february. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >>> cnn "newsroom" continues at the top of the hour are don lemon. and right now, keep it here for sanjay gupta md. >>> hello and thanks for watching. the new year is here. a new chance to do things right. you know, i watched the doctor make this case that sugar is basically toxic. i want to talk about that today. he brings some new advice on what to eat. also, deepak chopra is here with tips on how to did he destress and be happier. and how to keep a new year's resolution. here we go. ♪ >>> we're going to get to all of that, but first, every year, about 1.7 million people in the united states suffer a traumatic brain injury. sports, from falls, car accidents. i see it every day in my line of work. and in severe cases, i can tell you, there is no drug, there is no pill that offers any help. but i'm about to tell but two dramatic cases of crippling brain damage that may have been reversed. how? by simply using fish oil. his story begins almost three years ago, with a phone call. >> toughest call that
of the morning to you, atlanta. this is hartsfield-jackson atlanta international airport. my goodness, berman, it is 63 degrees there right now later, 72. let's hop on the plane and head over. very nice. good morning to you. welcome back to "early start." it's been a week the people at boeing would rather forget. two more incidents overnight on separate flights of a dreamliner 787 in japan involving a cracked cockpit windshield and an oil leak. it comes on the heels of the dreamliner this week, a fuel spill, an electrical fire and brake problems. now there are reports that the faa will review the dreamliner's power system. cnn's renee marsh is joining us live from washington. this is an alarming pattern of incidents that have occurred overnight and this week. can you walk us through what happened? >> you mentioned it. it is just troubling for boeing there. this is not the day or week you want to have. we're talking about three incidents over a period of three days. you mentioned monday there was a fire that broke out in the belly of one of the 787s on the tarmac there at logan airport in bost
for "newsroom." >>> are from the cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." >>> the lat est on the flu epidemic. >>> straight couples can learn a lot from same-sex marriage, and that from the dean of the national washington cathedral. we will talk to him. >>> and hollywood's second biggest night. dresses and divas and a drinking game? game? we will explain. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye and it is 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 a.m. out west and thank you so much for starting your morning with with us. >> we start this hour with the latest on the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. the cdc reports that 20 children have died, and we know from individual states that more than 100 adults are dead. with 47 states reporting widespread flu activity health officials say it is too soon to know if we are over the peak. in new york, governor cuomo has declared a public health emer emergency because of the flu and it clears the way to vaccinate children more easily. more than 19,000 flu cases have been diagnosed in new york alone
of ray lewis almost ended outside a lounge in atlanta. just hours after the 2000 super bowl. a fight breaks out, jason baker and richard lawler are stabbed. ray lewis and two friends are charged with murder. what happened next is a mesmerizing saga, and the truth is as elusive as ever. >> i have not been back since. >> reporter: this is the first time that reggie oakly talked about it since that night. he wrote a book, he was eager to sell it. >> it was self defense. >> reporter: oakley says they were leaving the club and there was a fight. there was a champagne bottle broken over oakley's head. >> i had no idea anybody got stabbed. >> so you didn't stab him? >> i didn't stab him. >> so how did he end up with the stab wounds? >> you have to read the book to find out. >> reporter: after the fight, lewis and his friends sped off in this limo. i was never clear how two end up in the fight with the other guys and two end up dead, right? nobody is ever convicted. and how they ended up with stab wounds? >> if you end up with stab wounds, what does that mean? somebody stabbed you. >> report
it really should be. >> jonathan mann joins us live from atlanta. jonathan, this is just such a perplexing story. blindness aside, these twins had no other ailment seemingly. their health was fine, and yet legally this was allowed to be carried out? >> reporter: absolutely right. they weren't in pain and had long years ahead of them, but under belgium law, severe psychological suffering is enough to justify a doctor's decision, if they want to make that decision, to help patients commit suicide, and that's, in fact, what happened. and to make a point, they couldn't hear. they were losing their sight. but they used sign language as deaf people, as blind-deaf people and there are terns of thousands of them in the united states. they could have used tactile forms of sign language. it really was a very particular decision and not one that agrees with people's instincts about right and wrong. >> you alluded to it, that the doctors agreed. is that a moral decision the doctors have to make there? or are they required to do as they're asked by the citizenry? >> reporter: there is a law in belgium
. so be aware of your surroundings. what we'll see towards the afternoon, atlanta some severe weather and through the evening, anywhere from mid-atlantic all the way down through the southeast, this threat will remain. here's where the threat area is. all the way down through the southeast and that won't be the end of the story. this whacky weather will continue. the air is diving down back to the south and all that cold air will go over the great lakes and tap into all the moisture it's been pulling out of the gulf and with that heavy snow and lake-effect snow will be back in the raft. so, yes, this whacky weather not ending any time soon. >> stay with us. it is a tense morning with the threat of severe weather. >>> it is 5 past the hour. the buzz is building on on wall street. the dow and s&p 500 both flirting with all-time highs. isn't that good news. stocks closed higher yesterday with the dow settling within 50 points of the 14,000 mark. it is the dow's highest level in five years and it's about 200 points shy of an all-time high. the s&p 500 closed at 1508 yesterday, less than 6
it. let's talk about the road to the super bowl because it's going through atlanta and foxborough on sunday, the nfc title game begins at 3:00 eastern with the falcons hosting the san francisco 49ers and the afc championship starts at 6:30, the baltimore ravens at the new england patriots battle it out. carlos diaz from hln sports is here to talk about fun stories before the kickoff and we'll talk about patriots and their mayor thomas menino, was trying to do some trash talk and didn't get the players' names right. we'll look at that and please expound after. >> sure. >> we have tom brady here. we have tom brady here. we have tom brady here. he's been our point person all season long. >> okay. >> and stevan ridley and another guy. and walcott -- wilfork. and hernandez will do a great job as he steps in because gronk is hurt. >> he had a cheat sheet. >> and you didn't even follow it and our wearing vince wilfork's jersey and if you're wearing his jersey and you messed it up, we have issues and gonk? it's gronk, gronkowski, all right? i know he's out with an injury but come on. i th
of the hardest-hit spots was adairsville, georgia, 60 miles north of atlanta. one person there died as did a man in pntennessee. let's get right to miguel marquez. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning there, soledad. the person who died here in adairsville died fairly close to where we were standing right now. he was in a manufactured home and a tree killed him. this storm packed a thousand-mile punch. >> we could see circulation in the clouds. >> reporter: a reporter from atlanta affiliate wsb caught one twister as it touched down. >> slashing toward i-75. again, a tornado -- >> reporter: in its path, utter destruction. >> this is main street in adairsville, georgia. this is exactly where that tornado hit. you can see devastation on that side of the street, the trucks completely destroyed here. and on this side was a normal day of work here at the plant where they make parts for tractors. complete devastation. 50 to 100 people working here today, all of them fine. across this entire area, trucks, everythin everything, shredded. at the plant justin carnes and his fellow employees took
at a middle school in atlanta. that's straight ahead here in "the situation room." >>> the senate has just followed the house of representatives in the past legislation extending the nation's debt ceiling, this time at least until may 19th. but for practical purposes, probably a few months longer than that. the vote in the senate, 64-34. the bill passed the house next week and will sign it into law. there will be an increase in the nation's debt limit, at least for the next few months. they will battle over this later down the road. other news we're following, three stories involving high-profile shootings at a time when the nation is struggling with the issue of guns. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. some of the other top stories in "the situation room." lisa, what's the latest? >> at least one person has been shot at a middle school in atlanta. the victim was conscious and breathing when taken to a local hospital. the suspected gunman is believed to be a student and is in custody. >>> police outside of dallas are investigating the shooting of a prosecutor. district attorney mark haas w
the stingray name was used was in 1976. my sister had one. it was awesome. >>> the atlanta falcons and the new england patriots have advanced to the nfl's championship round. the falcons blew a 20-point lead to seattle. then they came roaring back to win the game 30-28. the patriots behind tom brady's three touchdown passes handled houston quite easily, 40-28. pats take on baltimore in the afc title game on sunday after atlanta and san francisco battle it out for the nfc crown. >>> to hollywood now. by this time, you probably heard about all the winners and the losers from last night's golden globes. there were a few moments that stood out above the rest. starting with jodie foster, who received the cecil b. demille award for lifetime achievement. >> i can't help but get mooney. this feels like the end of one era and the beginning of something else. scary and exciting and now what? well, i may never be up on this stage again, on any stage for that matter. change, got to love it. i will continue to tell stories, to move people by being moved, the greatest job in the world. it's just that from n
say good morning once again and bring in my colleague, victor blackwell in atlanta. i know you have some of the latest on some of the other major news outside the beltway, of course. >> absolutely. had to get settled back into my seat after the big workout this morning. for the past two days, he confessed to oprah winfrey in an exclusive two-part interview. the u.s. anti-doping agency still wants lance armstrong to come clean under oath. in a frank and really revealing interview, armstrong told miss winfrey about the years of systematic drug use on the u.s. postal service cycling team but he continued to decline accusations that he forced members of the team to dope. >> i was the leader of the team. i wasn't the manager, general manager, the director, the -- >> but if someone was not doing something to your satisfaction, could you get them fired? >> it depends what they're doing. if you're asking me somebody on the team says i'm not going to dope. >> yeah. >> and i say you're fired? >> yes. >> absolutely not. >> could you -- >> could i? i guess i could have, but i never did. >> ed l
atlanta so we really are seeing things here develop quite quickly and this is going to be the story as we go throughout the day today, we'll warm up throughout the afternoon, going to see a lot more instability and the line of storms just stay ahead of that cold front pushing off to the east. as far as where we'll be looking at through the evening hours we're talking about the line of storms still affecting us from the mid-atlantic through the kout southeast areas overnight tonight. >> let's get back to chief charles shannon. he's have nashville emergency management as we mentioned. chief, we just looked at where the storms are going and how fast they're moving. what does it look like where you are? >> well actually what we have now is rain left over from the storms that we had last night, actually this morning between 2:00 and 4:00. there was some gusts of winds that actually didn't reach the 120 mark measurement. we had one fatality here in nashville where a tree actually did fall into a house, a makeshift house with the person that was killed. what we're seeing now, we're just now gett
limping. so many questions today. oh, yeah, by the way, seattle won and they will play atlanta next weekend. >>> all right. the baltimore ravens are also moving on in the afc playoffs. they beat the indianapolis colts 24-9 on sunday. it was the last home game for the soon to be retired ray lewis. joe flacco threw down two touchdown passes including one to antwon bolden who set a franchise record. the ravens will meet peyton manning and the denver broncos next sunday. >>> the waiting is over. tonight in south florida the top ranked fighting irish of notre dame tangle with second ranked alabama for the bcs title. notre dame has a 5-1 all-time record against alabama. these two teams haven't faced each other on the gridiron since 1987. each has nine national titles. kickoff is 8:30 eastern. >> that's pretty late. >> are you watching the game? >> i am. >> you're wearing green today. you're clearly siding with the irish today. >>> there is some other sports news, believe it or not. the lockout, the nhl lockout that put the hockey season on ice could soon be over. they reached a tentative
world headquarters atlanta. have a great week and great night. see you next week. ♪ >>> 2323. that's where the death toll stands right now in the brazil nightclub fire. we're now getting these devastating images being pulled from the burning building. >>> plus, a sloppy commute expected for millions of people this morning. we have a live report straight ahead. >>> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we have. >> one heck of a moment between the president and the secretary of state. but, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighte
cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is early start weekend. partisan, unpopular, ineffective. some of the words used to describe congress all morning long. we'll go in focus on whether the house of representatives is more like a house of cards. >> guess who's going to north korea and has the state department steaming. here's a hint. he runs a search engine company you likely use every day. >>> and nba cheerleading coach desiree is back. she'll explain those work out myths that are keeping you from the body you want. >>> it is saturday, january 5th. good morning everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to be with you. we haven't been in these seats together for sometime. >> no. it's been a little bit. >> good to be back. we'll start this morning with breaking news. >>> a tsunami warning is in effect after a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the southern coast of alaska. it happened around 4:00 a am eastern this morning. officials urge anyone in the warning area to move inland and find higher ground. joining me on the phone this morning is geo physicist randy ba
unanswered. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >> all right, nick, thank you. >>> coming up, we're learning more about that shooting at a california high school this week, and the teacher who convinced the gunman to drop his weapon. >>> plus, remembering prohibition. instead of liquor, one of today's biggest black market items, cigarettes. we'll tell you why. power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> a north carolina man who is deaf is recovering from stab wounds after police say his sign language was misinterpreted for gang signs. it happened in burlington, north carolina. witnesses say the 45-year-old victim was walking down the street, communicating in sign language when another man saw him and began to stab him. neighb
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to weasel himself onto a trip of 11 women from atlanta coming down. he's the only male that made it into the group. and on top of that, mr. marcus williams here, you're in ninth grade. what did you work out with your school? >> what happened was, basically, my grandmother, she's a travel agent. and she planned a trip to come to the inauguration this year. and she had a seat left for me available. so i came, and when i told my teachers, one of my teachers, he was like, well, here's ten pages of homework, but if you can go and report back to us what you saw in washington, d.c., then you won't have to do the homework. so i decided to do the report, of course. >> are you taking video while you're here? what are you doing? >> yes. instead of writing the report, i'm going to actually videotape it. >> reporter: how about that? a man in the ninth grade who knows how to negotiate. that spells politician to me. marques williams, thank you so much. they're all the way here fl atlanta with all these other good folks. and we don't want to miss little anaya here. >> so cute. >> reporter: lots
as well as winter weather conditions extending from atlanta. we may dodge a bullet for atlanta, but extending on up through charlotte all the way up into the delmarva peninsula, that's where you're looking at the bitterly cold temperatures. ashleigh, as you said, very dangerous conditions here. at least we weren't looking at a widespread event across the southeast. >> it's wide enough. >> yes. >> it hit everybody except for folk -- hey, by the way, i want to tell you when we had our meeting this morning and we were all griping about how cold it was and how we had to dress like snow princesses, we found a place in russia. apparently we should not be complaining because the 500 or so residents on a regular basis have minus 60 as their temperature and it can get as cold as 108. so i just want to make sure people know that elsewhere gas prices can be higher and it can be a lot colder. and also the murder rate goes down in a lot of places. new york hasn't had a murder in seven days. so there's also an upside to this this story. >> strange as it may seem. i saw that as well. in the a
or small you are, you can make a big difference. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >>> flights canceled, hundreds of car wrecks, and all the result of an arctic blast in the northeast. are we close to a thaw or more of the same? >>> the stock market in freefall. after a worldwide love affair, is it the apple apocalypse? >>> let the countdown begin. no, not to the super bowl, to the ads. we'll get a sneak peek at a new one and the creator. >>> it is saturday, january 26th, good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell, thanks for starting your day with us. >> we start with a developing story. the online hacking group anonymous has declared war on the u.s. government after hacking the federal sentencing commission's website overnight. here's what the site looks like right now. take a look, over the last hour it's been going from being totally shut down to showing this strange video right here along with a long letter of demands written in black and green. >> the video and letter are addressed to zcitizens of the world threatens, quote
it yesterday. they were wearing shorts, and they were swimming outside in atlanta, georgia. charlotte, it was 75 yesterday. wilmington, 78. recordbreaking temperatures. breaking records from the 1800s. with all that moisture around m northeast and the mid-atlantic, fog advisories posted. that should lift around 7:00 or 8:00 tonight. here's the warmth that's getting smaller and smaller, and much of the country, 20 degrees below average. >> right. alexandra steele in atlanta, thank you very much. >>> all right. this is going to get your attention. an unprecedented hunt for a potential man eater. hundreds of big snake wranglers from hard core hunters to complete beginners are taking part in a florida competition meant to thin out the state's burmese python population in the everglades. this kicked off over the weekend, and our very brave john zurella is there right now. how is the big snake hunt going so far? >> well, state wildlife officials told me yesterday that they know that some of the hunters have killed snakes. they don't know how many yet. we'll probably find out a little better
was a healthy, normal teenager. and joining me now is dr. jeffrey oiler from piedmont hospital here in atlanta. doctor, it's good to have you. and this is the scenario that scares a lot of people. because you know who is typically sensitive to the flus, the young, the old, those with compromised immune systems. but this is a healthy teenager who died from the flu out of nowhere. how rare is this? >> it's fairly rare. influenza, the main complications are respiratory and they can develop pneumonia, viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia several days into the care. so it's not uncommon. that's the main reason we recommend vaccinations to prevent these complications and prevent death. >> flu season comes around every year, right? and you get your flu shot or don't, you get the flu or you don't. but seems that this season is so much more deadly than others. what makes this one so unusual? >> the flu season every year picks up around october. this year's a little earlier. we're experiencing about a 20% increase in just our own emergency department visits. vaccination actually was fairly accurate with
to play baseball for the colorado rockies. you can see wilson take the field today against the atlanta falcons at 1:00 eastern time this afternoon. >>> well, the 2013 australian open kicks off tonight. first major of this year's tennis season and i'm pretty excited about that. novak djokovic and the defending champ heads up the females. the united states top male tennis player john eisner will miss the action with a knee injury and one of my favorite players rafael nadal out of this one, unfortunately. >>> if tennis is not your thing, maybe hockey is. the nhl has finally inked an agreement to start playing, again, after a three-month lockout, but it will be a short season, just 48 games not the usual 82. training camps open today. >>> basketball star kobe bryant and his wife, vanessa say they're calling off their divorce. they sent the announcement over their instagram. apparently, they reconciled. they have two daughters together. >>> catherine webb can now add something else to her resume other than the apple of brent's eye. she was the star of the bcs championship game broadcast. no
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